June 2022

Tuning into Your Characters: Using Music and Playlists as Characterization in Fiction and Creative Nonfiction

In this multi-genre craft workshop, we will explore how writers use music to inform us of their characters' desires, contradictions, fears, aspirations, and aesthetic sensibilities as well as deepen our understanding of the time period, setting, and relevant political issues. This workshop will provide practical tips on how music in written narratives can serve a similar function as soundtracks in film and help writers view and develop their characters through another medium.

Lecture replays are available after the free trial ends. To end your trial early, email brooke@inkedvoices.com .

About Lecturer

About Anthony D'Aries

Anthony D'Aries is the author of The Language of Men: A Memoir (Hudson Whitman Press, 2012), which received the PEN Discovery Prize and Foreword's Memoir-of-the-Year Award. His work has appeared in McSweeney's, Boston Magazine, Solstice, The Literary Review, Memoir Magazine, Sport Literate, Flash Fiction Magazine, and elsewhere. He currently directs the low-residency MFA in Creative and Professional Writing at Western Connecticut State University.